Thursday, January 27, 2011

LSC Roundup 1-27

Recruiting Tidbits
Kyle Fishbeck - QB Gregory Portland - Commit to Incarnate Word (KRISTV)
Breynon Henderson, LB Pine Tree HS - Committ to Texas A&M-Commerce (Per
Not Verified - Kris Woods, Lakeview Centennial HS - Commit to Texas A&M-Commerce
Not Verified - Koe Wetzel, LB Pittsburg - Commit to Tarleton State
Not Verified - Johnny Hubbard, Dallas Maceo Smith - Commit to Tarleton State
Not Verified - Ty Weaver, Comanche HS - Commit to Tarleton State

Buffs slow down Texans - Lance Lahnert, Amarillo Globe News
West Texas A&M scored its lowest point total in a men's basketball game in more than 25 years on Wednesday night.

WT coach Rick Cooper couldn't have been happier.

Cooper's Buffs played defense and rebounded like crazy, knocking off the hottest team in the Lone Star Conference South Division, Tarleton State, 44-36.

Yes, the 1,438 fans in the First United Bank Center left seeing a halftime-like score. But, the No. 20 Buffs won their third straight LSC South game after opening 0-2, and handed Tarleton State (4-1) its first loss in South play, surviving a ridiculously physical game.

"It's was like Frazier vs. Ali out there," said WT senior post Jacquiese Holcombe, who led all rebounders with nine. "It was very physically out there. Offensively, they knew everything we were doing and we knew everything they were doing. So this game came down to whomever was the most physically tough team."

Tarleton St. smacks WT - Ricky Treon, Amarillo Globe News
Wednesday night's Lone Star Conference South women's basketball game between West Texas A&M and Tarleton State was supposed to be a showdown between the division's two best teams.

But the Lady Buffs played sloppy basketball and seemed unmotivated in the second half, allowing No. 23 Tarleton State to walk off the floor of the First United Bank Center with a 64-43 win and the outright South Division lead.

"We looked very lethargic out there; very uninspired," WT coach Krista Gerlich said. "I just don't think we wanted it very badly. I'm not sure why."

UIW finds rhythm in clutch - Pat Turner, San Antonio Express
Loyd brothers lead MSU over Javelinas - Times Record News
Huckaby's Three Lifts Rams to Bittersweet Victory, 70-68 - ASU Sports
Men Fall at End, Lose to A&M-Commerce - SWO Sports
SE tops Aggies to End Losing Skid - SOSU Sports
Tigers Trump RiverHawks - NSU Sports

ACU knocks off Cardinals, 72-58 - ACU Sports
Mustangs 0 for 9 away from coliseum - Times Record News
ASU BASKETBALL: Early deficit hurts Rambelles - San Angelo Standard Times
Texas-sized Blowout - UCO Sports
Women Collect Easy Win, Defeat A&M-C - SWO Sports
Storm Weather CU Rally for 66-62 Win - SOSU Sports
Tyler, RiverHawks Trip Tigers - NSU Sports

Former Texas A&M-Commerce coaches hired at Middle Tennessee State - Adam Sparks, The Daily Journal
MTSU has hired two new football assistants, quarterbacks coach Buster Faulkner and linebackers coach Joe Cauthen, to complete its staff. Both were hired following the recent promotions of Willie Simmons to offensive coordinator and Steve Ellis to defensive coordinator.

Faulkner and Cauthen are both known as superb recruiters and served as coordinators in their previous job. They coached together on Valdosta State's 2007 Division II national title team.

Hardin-Simmons Completes Football Staff - KTXS
Michael Salinas has joined the staff as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator. Salinas comes to HSU from Harlingen South High School, but he has also coached at Sam Houston State, West Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Kingsville. He was the secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at both Sam Houston State and Kingsville and was defensive coordinator for his one season at West Texas A&M leading them to the playoffs for the first time in school history. He coached at Robstown and Corpus Christi Flour Bluff prior to going into collegiate coaching.
Women's track goes indoors - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
The Angelo State University women's track team's first official venture into the indoor version of its sport was a success.

ASU added women's indoor track and field to its list of sports over the summer and the team competed in its first meet over the weekend at the Texas Tech Invitational at Lubbock.

Four Rambelles came away with provisional qualifying marks for the Indoor National Championship Meet, which will be March 11-12 in Albuquerque, N.M.

"We haven't run indoors seriously here at Angelo State in many years," ASU track and field head coach James Reid said. "We have carried some kids to some meets as a reward over the past few years.

"For a lot of these kids, it was the first time they had done anything inside. I thought the group we took last weekend, we had a chance to get some marks out of them. I was pleased we were able to do that."

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State University

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico